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. first up, kofi annan. the former secretary-general of the united nations and. i'll ask him whether there's any end in sight for that nation's brutal war, then the u.s. isn't the only major power picking a president for the next few weeks. i'll talk with beijing's reporter e van osnos. also i'll talk to the education innovator sal khan, the founder of khan academy about how best to teach our kids. >>> and what does a company with almost 700 planes and tens of thousands of trucks worry about? fuel. i'll sit down with fedex ceo fred smith to talk about the future of energy. that crucial subject, the future of energy is also at the heart of our latest gps special which airs tonight at 8:00 and 11:00 p.m. eastern and pacific. in global lessons, the roadmap for powering america will take you around the world to bring you ideas about energy back home. >>> but first here's my take. the second presidential debate has been studied andablized mostly as a prize fight. who punched hard, who missed a swing. that's fine. but there was a substantive aspect to the debate as well. president obama actually
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'm fareed zakaria. we have a great show for you today. first up, kofi annan. the former secretary-general of the united nations and more recently the u.n. peace envoy to syria. i'll ask him if there's any end in sight for that nation's in sight for that nation's in sight for that nation's in sight for that nation's brutal civil war. and then the u.s. isn't the only major power picking a president for the next few weeks. i'll talk to "the new yorker's" beijing reporter evan osnos about the political tumult in china ahead of the upcoming anointment. also i'll talk to the education innovator sal khan, the founder of khan academy about how best to teach our kids. >>> and what does a company with almost 700 planes and tens of thousands of trucks worry about? fuel. i'll sit down with fedex ceo fred smith to talk about the future of energy. that crucial subject, the future of energy, is also at the heart of our latest gps special, which airs tonight at 8:00 and 11:00 p.m. eastern and pacific. in "global lessons: the roadmap for powering america" will take you around the world to bring y
to walk in and think you can do that, you would be crazy. >> kofi annan, thank you very much. >> thank you. >> it was called africa the mostand was one of bizarre and successful music events of the summer. o e -- over 80 african and western musicians traveling in a railway train, stopping off to appear in a concert or pop up events in which they mix together to create new music that they rehearsed on board. one british musician was on board along with african stars. they gave us exclusive television access to their journey. >> this was a tour that broke all the known rules of the music industry. over 80 musicians, some very famous, some virtually unknown in britain but stars in africa, toward the country in a chartered train in a venture that cost 500,000 pounds, but there were no headliners at the show. some events were planned at the very last minute, and the artists themselves decided who would be playing well after non- stop rehearsals from the train itself -- who would be playing what. ♪ one character is laid out with the studio. different musicians played here nonstop throughout th
recall would. formerun secretary kofi annan said he didn't believe a peace plan will work. he said the syria situation is more complex than libya. and he believes that the u.s. should not raise the hopes
trying to find a global solution, which was the case with kofi and on -- with kofi annan, and he failed. >> we will see if a lesson lasts longer than this holiday. thank you for joining us. in mecca, the hajj is getting under way, and participating in the pilgrimages the religious highlight for many muslims. >> with the break of dawn, the pilgrims from around the world gathered to say there morning prayer. this is where the prophet mohammed is said to have given his last sermon. officials say more than 3 million muslims are performing the haj this year. >> in europe, the issue of asylum seekers is once again at the top of the agenda. >> the interior ministers of the european union met on thursday to talk about what's many politic -- was so many politicians say is a major problem. the german interior minister is calling for much tighter rules in processing applications for asylum, most of which come from sinti and roma. >> this comes one day after chancellor merkel opened a holocaust memorial in berlin dedicated specifically to sinti and roma and pledged that her government would work to
secretary kofi annan said he didn't believe a peace plan will work. he said the syria situation is more complex than libya. and he believes that the u.s. should not raise the hopes of the syrian people. back to the journal report. >> ft economic crisis of our lifetimes, we are moving forward again. the unemployment's rate fallen from 10% to 7.8%. foreclosures are their lowest in five years. home values are on the rise. stock market's doubled. manufacturing's coming back. assembly lines are putting folks back to work. >> welcome back to "the journal editorial report." that was president obama this week at a campaign stop in ohio, painting an optimistic picture of an economy on the upswing. last month's unemployment numbers no doubt helped fuel that narrative as does news this week that new home construction reached its highest level in four years. so is america on the road to recovery? let's ask economist art laffer. good to you have here. >> thank you very much, paul. >> we've got housing rebounding, we've got consumer confidence up. we've got the jobs market. it's still a mediocre jobs
bill gates, the head of microsoft, kofi annan, former secretary- general of the u.n., and their letters were "let me give you a sense of the sky beyond his business career and talk about his humanitarianism." there was another group of letters from family and friends that talked about what a terrific person he was. >> interesting. we are in a very strange time. this iconic name, names that are part of our growing top, they are there and huge and in real trouble. you have another big one. >> a french carmaker, europe's second-largest -- like vulnerable's carmakers, it is suffering, certainly in terms of sales come in europe. the government bailed them out to the tune of $9 billion. this aint' free money. the french prime minister said, but " my government has no intention of offering them a gift without any return." strings and conditions, with the s&l bailout. it is a three-year rescue package -- strings and conditions come with this bailout. it is a three-year rescue package. the problems are massive. let's have a listen. >> the european car industry is trying to sell cars to people wh
knowing the brutality of the assad regime. want to focus on what happens when the kofi annan churchy broker since element. i urge you speak a week ago in washington about this whole career, but this question and basically said they were trying to work out a ceasefire and there would be a transition. and over the transition period, assad would sit down at some point, maybe not right away, but at a process. they would have supported the other elements that were more a regime whose supporters would've gone along along with this. but he said that the western assisted they had to sit down first instead of having a process where would be understood that he would step down. if he could come to an agreement, just think of the international place that should have the will security council to get the assad regime with a critical issue. there's whether you saw that process and a comment on it. >> they have a six-point plan. the assad regime accepted to withdraw heavy military equipment from cities. that acceptance wasn't more in the media than underground. the assad regime agreed to stop shooti
it will have an effect. >> yeah, those people, i just read kofi annan's book because i had him here on the show last week. kofi annan talks about, he opens and closes his book with the colin powell at the u.n. experience. he talks about how the bush administration took colin powell's credibility, wrung it out, used it what they needed to do and discarded him as soon as they used his credibility. colin powell, you know from when he speaks about these guys. >> he said it was one of the biggest mistakes if not the biggest mistake of his career. the extent his star is diminished in terms of an endorsement is exactly because he did that. he was certainly powerful in this endorsement. >> one last question for you. if it is basically a tie heading into election day, do you think a tie favors the incumbent or the challenger? >> i think it favors the incumbent. it seems to me this election is baked, barring some event we don't know. and, yes, there is a small undecided vote. i think it's about get out the vote. if you believe the romney campaign, oh, they have a much better get out the vote program in o
on the ground. but i wanted to focus on what happened with kofi annan trying to broker some type of settlement. i heard you speak about a month ago here in washington about this process when he talked about his whole career, but this question came up. he basically said they were trying to work at a cease-fire plan that he had proposed, where there would be a transition. and over the transition period, aside would sit down at some point, perhaps not away, but as part of the process and he said the russians would've supported this other element that was supporters would have gone along with this. he said the west insisted the assad had to step down first instead of the process where it would be understood he was a. if they could come to an agreement, just think of the international pressure in place if you have have the whole security council to get the assad regime to do the cease-fire committee would've attacked about the critical issue. i want to get your opinions on that process, where he saw that process and had any comment on it. >> kofi annan has a six-point plan. they manage to violate e
gobierno dijo que las naciones unidas tenÍa que manjar esto. y despuÉs, kofi annan, dijo que tenÍa que ver, luego rusia entÓo ver que podÍa hacer. debimos jugar un papel de liderazgo no metiendo militares en el terreno. >>> realmente hemos organizado a los amigos de syria, estamos realizando apoyo humanitaria y apoyo a la... y estamos vienen que estamos apoyando a las personas correctas y que serÁn nuestros amigos y aliados en la regiÓn hablemos de libia. cuando entramos a libia? y fuimos capaces inmediatainmed de detenerse masacres. y gracias a la coaliciÓn que organizamos, tambiÉn nos aseguramos de que muhammar gadhafi no se quedara y para apoyar al gobernador, reconozco que nos apoyo. sÍ, estuvo en el tema de la coaliciÓn, pero cuando llego el momento de gu rarns qr asegurarnos que gadhafi no se quedara en el poder. cual fue la recomendaciÓn ¿cual fue?. >>> muhammar gadhafi derramÓ mucha sangre americana, mÁs que osama bin laden y tenÍamos que terminar el supra daj r trabajo. pero lo hicimos de manera cuidadosa, nos aseguramos que sabÍamos con quien estÁbamos tratando, co
tomorrow accepting this agreements. we have reported kofi annan and from the united nations have been asking for this cease- fire. the u.n. has to formally accept this. a breaking news story. we are keeping a close eye on it. people have been killed in the ongoing violence in syria. back to you. >> thank you. now.right if you're planning to fly home thanksgiving, you will pay more than last year. flights between november 17 the average 27, domestic contra costa $386, taxes.ng almost 9% more than this time last year. higher fuel prices and fewer flights are pushing the ticket .rices higher -- >> a survey finds employees onlys the u.s. are not stressed out from job and blow pay, the long thatlasting so suffering burnout. a chicago company conducted the survey. many of the workers said that isir biggest work priority up. showing >> more and more middle-class will postponethey their retirement until they are in their 80s. wells fargo surveyed 1000 thane with incomes of less $100,000. 30% of them say they will work until they're 80 years old or older. .hat is up 25% from a year ago says it
back in april, kofi annan as a peace envoy announce add cease-fire? it held for three or four hours. now we have one opposition group you mentioned, saying they will not abide by the new ceasefire proposal. others are say they will abide by it if the regime of bashar al-assad abide the by it. tomorrow we will hear from the syrian government. they are likely to say they will abide by it if the opposition groups do. so that gives everyone cover to cover open hostilities and saying the other side fired first. however, the peace enjoy said it is a step in the right direction. >> we contacted the different factions inside syria that we were able to communicate with and the different rebel sours and most agreed to a cease-fire. if this humble initiative is successful we hope to use it as a building block for talks on a longer cease-fire that must be part of a well rounded political process. >>jonathan: if you think you saw former president immediate behind him, you did, he was in egypt as part of a group called the elders former politicians trying to help the transition. >>shepard: we nee
is trying to use u.n. initiative, the global compact, and that is a slush fund set under kofi annan to persuade big businesses to pledge loyalty to the u.n. secretary-general and promise to adhere to standards of good governance as set by the united nations and in this case, as being preached by resident antisemite richard falk. >>neil: i wish we had more time, he is chairman of the delegation found talking to leaders in tehran. what is going on? >> what is going on, it is not only moral equivalent where the u.n. thinks they are being even handed and attacking chemical accuracies regardless of what is good, the same way that they have done in many cases more vociferously than going after iran, but, at the same time, the united states administration which should be doing more than calling this "unacceptable," it is not pressing the through and there is in go reason that he is kept on as a specialen -- specialen special envoy. >>neil: it is like me overseeing the nutrition council. >> 30 days, 2,000 business owners, and now herman cain after this and his talk about jobs. >>neil: an ec
to begin with, working through our allies. but, no, we waited for kofi annan to try to come up with an agreement to the u.n. that, bought assad time. we gave russia veto power over our efforts through the u.n. and meanwhile, about 30,000 syrians are dead. >> what would my friend do differently? if you notice, he never answers the question -- >> no, we would not be going through the u.n. i. you don't go through the u.d n. we are in the process now and have been for months, in making sure that help, humanitarian aid, as well as other aid and training is getting to those forces that we believe the turks, the jordanians believe, the saudis believe, are the free force inside of syria. that is underway. our allies were all on the same page. nato, as well as our arab allies, in terms of trying to get a settlement. that was their idea. we are the ones who said, enough. with regard to the reset not working. the fact of the matter is that russia has a different interest in syria than we do. that's not in our interest. >> what happens if assad does not fall in. >> congressman ryan? what h
kofi annan announced a cease-fire once before it held for something like two hours. jon? >> jon: any word of this spreading well beyond syria. >> we saw more violence today along that long border between syria and turkey a syrian mortar landing once again on the turkish side of the border. the turkish military once again returning fire shelling syrian positions. and like the u.n. peace envoy said it was once again another indication that this could easily spill over to engulf the entire region, listen. >> those countries should realize as we heard from officials today in lebanon that this crisis cannot remain within syrian borders indefinitely. either it will be addressed or overflow consuming. >> an all consuming war in the middle east is something nobody wants to see, of course, jon. >> jon: jonathan hunt in our newsroom. thank you. in this country, a former neighborhood watchman accused of killing an unarmed teenager set to face trial starting june 10th. that's the ruling today from a florida judge. george zimmerman is facing second degree murder charges for shooting 17-year-old t
.n. secretary kofi annan to talk about the situation in the middle east ahead of monday adds presidential debate focused on foreign policy. also be tour scheuer to tune in to "meet the press." thanks for being with us today. . now with a fancy coating that gives you a burst of wildberry flavor. now why make a flavored heartburn pill? because this is america. and we don't just make things you want, we make things you didn't even know you wanted. like a spoon fork. spray cheese. and jeans made out of sweatpants. so grab yourself some new prilosec otc wildberry. [ male announcer ] one pill each morning. 24 hours. zero heartburn. satisfaction guaranteed or your money back. >>> a cruise liner is sinking. >> my job is to rock and roll and not to rescue. >> almost 600 lives hang in the balance, and the captain is nowhere to be found. >> i was saying mayday, mayday, we're sinking. and he was saying, what rank are you? i said i'm not actually a rank. i'm a guitarist. >> five kids plunge into frigid waters. >> if you don't do your job the best that you were trained with no hesitation, a child will die. >>
? >> no. certainly seems like we have seen this movie before, doesn't it? when kofi annan was u.n. peace broke this back in april it was very short-lived. now writing the script and it's very likely we will get a very similar ending. president assad's regime will announce their decision tomorrow. it's likely to be yes, we will abide by the cease-fire if the rebels do. the rebel groups already saying we will abide by it if assad does, which gives everybody cover to continue or never even stop in the first place these hostilities which is why you heard secretary of state hillary clinton and the state department today not exactly celebrating a break through. listen. >> we support his call for a cease-fire for the the holiday so that syria could celebrate in peace we would like to see the violence come to an end. there is no doubt about this. and we would like to see a political transition take hold and begin. we have been calling for that for more than a year. >> if the cease-fire does take hold at all, some of the first people to try to get into syria and take advantage of it will be human
the president saying, well, will let the u.n. deal with it. kofi annan came in and said we're going to have a cease-fire and that did not work. then it looked to the russians and said, see if you can do something. we should be playing a leadership role there, not the published on the ground the military. >> first, rocky anderson, justice party presidential candidate. >> probably just for the greatest example of why we need to open up these presidential debates because the premises under which both of these candidates are operating, the constricted debate does such a disservice to the people of this country. what do we hear a question of president obama say we have got to do everything we can to help the opposition and mitt romney's and we ought to be shipping them heavy arms. this is a call for a bloodbath in syria. many in the internal opposition -- in syria, not the outsiders, the muslim brotherhood and saudi arabia and the tories who are helping arm them, even the salafists you are associated with al qaeda going in and helping build bars for the opposition. this is really what we want as
." the video includes appear kwanss by ringo starr. right there alicia keys, george clooney pops up. kofi annan, and many, many more. he is here with us live you call yourself a war child, and you are, quite literally. born in sudan during the country's brutal civil war. became a child soldier when you were just 8 years old. describe this to us. that's incredible for most people listening? >> i call myself war child because all i saw was war, seeing people die and then the war reaching the core of my family and then i became a child soldier when we were promised we were going to go to school, so we walked for hundreds of miles, and that's how i call myself a war child. >> it's extraordinary. one very chilling part of your story, you were tempted to apparently eat your best friend. how did that situation even arise? >> it happened when we plan an escape, and only a few of us survived in that journey, and so we ran out of food, so we were depending on snals, vultures, and anything we could find, so bh we ran out of food completely so, my friend was dying, and my senses changed. that's when i was
kofi annan offered the united nations, he said, "no, no, we'll go do this alone." to save for halliburton the spoils of the war, they actually issued a memorandum from the defense department saying, "if you weren't with us in the war, don't bother applying for any construction." that's not a way to invite people. >> ninety seconds. >> that's totally absurd. of course, the u.n. was invited in. and we support the u.n. efforts there. they pulled out after sergio de mello got killed. but they're now back in helping with elections. my opponent says we didn't have any allies in this war. what's he say to tony blair? what's he say to alexander kwasniewski of poland? you can't expect to build an alliance when you denigrate the contributions of those who are serving side by side with american troops in iraq. plus, he says the cornerstone of his plan to succeed in iraq is to call upon nations to serve. so what's the message going to be, "please join us in iraq. for a grand diversion. join us for a war that is the wrong war at the wrong place at the wrong time?" i know how these peop
-general kofi annan will this be at the brookings institution. you will talk about his experience and efforts to protect human rights. he was awarded the nobel peace prize for his founding of the global aids and health fund. you can see that live at 3:30 p.m. eastern here on c-span2. >> more campaign 2012 coverage coming up. live tonight here on c-span2. we had to phoenix for a debate in arizona tonight congressional district. kristensen cinema is a because republican and paradise city council member vernon parker. that dish it was great result of a 2010 census. and again that debate will be live tonight starting at 8:30 p.m. eastern here on c-span2. >> the road to the white house goes through new york city tonight. both president obama and mitt romney will be appearing at the 67th annual alfred smith memorial foundation dinner. it's a fundraiser for catholic charity but also gives the candidates a chance to lighten the mood and poke fun at themselves and each other. here is more about the dinner. >> what is the al smith dinner and how did it come about? >> the al smith dinner is the most fam
ask that after we have thanked kofi annan for being with us, you would all stay in your seats and let me escort him out. those of you who received invitations for the reception afterwards we'll be gathering very nearby. my final comment is this and it came to me while listening to kofi annan's end of this terrific conversation he's had with all of us. 67 years ago when the united nations was created and the position of secretary general was created it was no accident and happened for a reason that came up in this conversation that not very much power was invested in the position of secretary general of the united nations. kofi annan was many things but he was not the c.e.o. of the world and that derives from the jealous guarding of the power of the super powers of the time and the five since then. and those secretary generals who have been successful have been successful by virtue oh of their qualities as human beings, their dedication to the values of the institution and their ability to convey those values to persuade and explain tooned arctic cue late and per son fi the best things
, the saudis, had we had a better plan, working through our allies. but, no, we waited for kofi annan to try to come up with an agreement to the u.n., that bought assad time. we gave russia veto power over our efforts through the numentd u.n. and meanwhile, 30,000 syrians are dead. >> what would my friend do differently? if you notice, he never answers the question -- >> no, we would not be going through the u.n. i. you don't go through the u.n. we are in the process now and have been for months nmaking sure that help, humanitarian aid, as well as other aid and training is getting to those forces that we believe the turks, the injuredanians and the saudis believe are the free forces inside of syria. that is underway. our allies were all on the same page. nato, as well as our arab allies, in terms of trying to get a settlement. that was their idea. we are the one who is said, enough. with regard to the reset want working, the fact of the matter is, russia has a different interest in syria than we do, that's not in our interest. >> martha: what happens in assad does not fall? congressman ryan?
, kofi annan came in and said we'll have a cease-fire. that didn't work. then looked to the russians saying see if you can do something. we should be playing the leadership role there, not on the ground with military. >> we are playing a leadership role. we organize the friends of syria. we are mobilizing humanitarian support and support for the opposition. and we are making sure that those we help are those who will be friends of ours in the long term and friends of our allies in the region over the long term. but going back to libya -- there is an example of how we make choices. when we went in to libya, and we were able to immediately stop the massacre there, because of the unique circumstances and the coalition that we had thoepd organi helped to organize, we had to make sure moammar gadhafi couldn't stay there. to the governor's credit, he supported the coalition that we organized. but whether it came time to making sure gadhafi did not stay in power, that he was captured, governor, your suggestion was that this was mission creep, that this was mission muddle. imagine if we had
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